Historically manufacturers tend to introduce price increases prior to a registration plate change. We would strongly advise our customers to place their orders early to protect themselves from any potential price increases and to ensure an early 21 registered delivery.
With much of the world going green, electric cars have become more popular than ever. There are plenty of environmental benefits of driving an electric vehicle, but is running an electric car cost effective? If you’re looking to cut costs and go green, we’re here to help you weigh up the costs of running and charging your electric vehicle.
Those who drive petrol and diesel cars can remain sceptical on the range of electric vehicles, as they are very used to filling up everywhere when they need to. That fear of being stranded in the middle of nowhere with an electric car remains. However, with rapid charging, this can be avoided. Rapid chargers are still pretty rare, so what options are available for most people? Here we explore all the charging methods available and give you a better idea of how long it takes to charge an electric car.
Electric cars and hybrid cars are fast becoming the car of choice for new buyers. As every country looks to cut down the amount of emissions it produces, with the UK looking to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2030, the sales of EVs will skyrocket in the next decade or so. So how does an electric car work?
As we approach the end of 2020, some businesses may be looking at the books ahead of the new year and looking at ways in which capital can be saved come January. For most, the fiscal year ends in April but it can be useful to begin planning ahead, should your business be thinking about purchasing a new vehicle.
As we move into the colder winter months, you should ask yourself whether your car is up to scratch. There are so many things to think about when running a car that it can often feel a little overwhelming, leading to important issues being put off until an MOT is due.
The Ford Transit Custom van hit the market in 2012 but it has been consistently updated to keep competitive in its class, which has proved very successful. In 2016, a more efficient EcoBlue diesel was added to the range, then we saw a mid-life facelift for the 2018 model.
If you’re looking to save up for rainy days, buying a brand new car will definitely set you back a few thousands of pounds. However, there are ways to reduce the final bill and still get a shiny new model straight off production lines. We take a look at the available opportunities on the market and how to get the best deals on new cars.
Sixty six year ago, the first ever Volkswagen Transporter Van made its way into the UK market. Dubbed the T1, this iconic vehicle set the milestone for one of the biggest revolutions in the history of commercial automobiles. Today, tens of thousands of VW vans are sold each year across the British territory. From the classic Beetle to the spacious Volkswagen Crafter, we explore the history of the VW van and how it came to be the main choice of over 6 generations.
Buying a new car is an important decision and, for most of us, a considerable investment. What many people don’t know is that choosing the right time to invest in a new vehicle could save them thousands of pounds. We take a look at the best time of year to purchase a new car and how you can get the best dealership discounts.
In 2016 the Ford Transit took a major step forward and revised its engine to meet stricter Euro-6d emissions standards. This decision secured them a lasting place on the market but what else have they changed or improved to make the vans stand out? Our Nationwide Cars experts review the different ranges trying to find out which Ford Transit is the best.
COVID-19 had an unprecedented impact on buying and consumer behaviour in the automotive industry. Find out what changed in Nationwide Cars' latest blog.
Buying a new car is not an easy task, especially when you want to fit within a certain budget. There are a lot of things to consider, including the car’s size, model, engine power and most importantly - its purpose. This is why we’ve put together ten expert tips, to help you make the best choice when buying a new car.
It’s not easy to find the best van when you’re on a tight budget. To save you time looking for the ideal van, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 cheap and reliable vans available on the market in 2020.
Our top car-cleaning tips from professionals will ensure your car is gleaming, shiny and looking brand-new in just an afternoon. Find out more in our blog.
Car buyers are in for an exciting year with a vast number of new vehicles set to arrive in the UK. With increasing pressure surrounding emissions and the need to be greener, car manufacturers are creating more hybrid and electric models than ever before.
Everybody is looking at ways to be more green, as we are seeing the huge environmental impact that we are making on the planet. With 32.5 million cars on UK roads, there are ways for you to be a greener driver.
Winter in the UK is always tricky to predict, with the threat of snow always on the horizon, floods an almost certain occurrence, and ice most likely to disrupt your travel in some way. We have put together a list of some of the best cars you can buy so that you can take this winter in your stride.
With so many commercial vans available, knowing which one to choose can be a real challenge - especially if you’re a new sole trader or freelancing builder. From knowing which load capacity to choose, to deciding whether you want a short or long wheelbase, to flatbeds and tippers, there’s a huge amount of jargon to sift through.
Many businesses offer company cars and it’s a great perk that helps not only recruit fresh talent but retain high-quality staff. There are some job roles where a company car is a necessity - without a company vehicle, they would not be able to do their job.
If you’re self-employed, a sole trader or your manager has tasked you with buying a new van, knowing whether to lease a van or buy it outright can be a real challenge. Whether it is for domestic or commercial use, a van is a significant investment. Nationwide Cars weigh up the advantages of buying or leasing a van, and then break down the process for you.
The BMW 1 Series is one of the most popular choices in the BMW range - and there is good reason for this. Here at Nationwide Cars, we have outlined everything you need to know about the BMW 1 Series.
Going on holiday is exciting, but planning the logistics of the trip can be difficult. The stress usually begins when organising luggage and packing your clothes. If you’re travelling by car for your holiday, things can become even more complex.
Road trips are a fun and exciting way to travel around the country with your close friends without breaking the budget. Aside from creating the perfect road trip playlist on Spotify, there are some essentials that need to be organised before you set off. Check out our Top 10 Road Trip Tips.
Although motorway driving is a great way to reduce journey time, it can be incredibly dangerous. High speeds, bad weather, and irresponsible drivers are just some of the issues we can face when travelling around our nation’s roads. Check our list to see what you should do if you breakdown on the motorway.
After graduating, it’s likely that you will be starting to think about the next stages of your life. This may involve embarking on a job search to find a suitable career for your degree. Check out our top picks.
Buying a used car is great for saving money especially with the high prices of buying the equivalent newer model. It remains a popular route for car buyers with nearly 8 million used cars sold in 2018. Read through out
For the majority of us, long car journeys are part of everyday life. If you are one of the millions driving across the country to make a living, you will want a car that is not only reliable and cheap to run, but equally stylish and allows for a comfortable journey. See which cars make our list.
It’s often hard to know where to start looking when it comes to purchasing a new car; here’s a lot of factors to take into consideration to ensure that you are buying the right car for you. This guide highlights five vehicles currently on the market that are considered to be the best vehicles for older drivers.
If you’re buying a new car, fuel efficiency is a major factor to consider. With fuel prices ever increasing and added certainty around both petrol and diesel, you’ll want to ensure you are getting the most economical car for you.
Although we’re well and truly into the new year, it’s not too late to commit to a few resolutions to help drive you through the coming months. We believe that one of the best New Year promises you can make is to not only take better care of yourself, but also your car.
With the new year a time for renovation and change, why not check out our top picks for vans in 2018? From Mercedes to Mitsubishi, we surfed through our collection of highly advanced and reliable vehicles to find the best makes and models for you.
During 2018 and 2019, two new rigorous emissions tests are being introduced to provide vehicle buyers with more realistic information on the pollution that is created by cars and vans via their fuel or energy consumption. The new WLTP and RDE tests give consumers a more accurate test figure for every model variant of vehicle. Find out more about these new tests and what they mean for you as a driver.
Hybrid cars have been on the market for a while now. While they have seen an increase in popularity, the overall figures fall short of traditional petrol or diesel car sales. With this increasing demand for hybrid cars, find out the five reasons why so many people have begun to make the switch.
At Nationwide Cars, we offer a vast range of speciality cars to help find the perfect one for you and with an increasing amount of Hybrid cars on the market, they are quickly becoming a mainstream alternative to conventional petrol and diesel models.
As the Winter Season begins to kick in with minus temperatures and treacherous weather conditions, it’s essential to ensure that your car is ready to take on any challenges you may face on the roads.
In July 2017, the British government announced that all new petrol and diesel cars will be banned in the UK from 2040. This was all part of the government’s £3bn clean air strategy to tackle emissions.
With summer of 2018 drawing to a close, now’s a great time to reflect on the world of motors, and more specifically, the world of convertibles. This summer has been one of the hottest on record, and so it was a great time to be owning either a hardtop or soft top convertible.
A commercial vehicle is an important asset for many businesses. For this reason, it is important for you as a driver to feel that you, your tools and equipment are safely stored within the vehicle. We have compiled our top tips for van safety, so that you can keep your commercial vehicle secure at all times.
If you’re looking to buy a car for yourself, a family car or a vehicle that means business, there’s a lot to consider. From accident avoidance systems to extra storage space and heated seats, there are many features people look for when they’re buying a car. In this article, we’ve taken a look at the most desirable features.
Driving in the dark can often be a little daunting, with some streets dimming street lights after a certain hour, and some drivers taking more risks on darker roads. There’s nothing quite like having someone else’s high beams dazzling your eyes, but beyond the things that cause perpetual annoyance, few realise how dangerous driving at night can actually be.
To help you get the van that’s perfect for you, we’ve compared two of the market’s leading van models - the Ford Transit Custom and the VW Transporter - and broken things down for you spec by spec to give you the best insight into each van and help you make an informed decision.
Performing basic car maintenance on your car will reduce your chances of breaking down, increase the likelihood of passing your MOT and prolong the life of your car. Follow our essential car maintenance guide and you’ll be making sure that your car is always in optimum condition.
When purchasing a new car, you may not have considered the safety that that car may provide your child. Did you know that not all cars are actually suited to fitting child safety chairs? When you’re travelling with a child in the car, you must ensure you have the correct car seat and restraint in order to protect young ones, especially babies. Find out more.
Are you a first time driver looking for a new car? Then take a look at our list of cars, perfect for new drivers who have just passed their test. Choose from cheap insurance cars, low road tax cars, and fuel-efficient vehicles. Discover the range of cars you could be driving away with.
It has been revealed today that the UK are needlessly being caught out by police for broken car back lights. All policing constabularies within the UK were asked how many Fixed Penalty Notices and Roadside Prohibition Notices they had given out during the 1st November 2016 to 31st October 2017. From the 29 police forces who answered the request, there were 8,323 Fixed Penalty Notices and Roadside Prohibition notices issued.
When it comes to buying a vehicle, whether it’s a large 4x4 family car, a sleek urban motor or a commercial business van, more often than not, people's’ number one concern is the cost of the vehicle. Cars are by no means cheap. Due to this, there are a number of plans and payment methods available for you to choose from. But which one is really providing you with the best value?
A van is not a luxury; it is a commodity for many businesses up and down the nation. A van is much like a car - a trusty companion that you can rely on for long and short journeys, and is able to transport numerous objects and items for you, whether big or small. However, not all vans are as good as they seem at first glance.
When it comes to driving on the roads, there’s a number of documents you need to have on your person at all times. Not only do you need your vehicle’s registration and proof of motoring insurance, but you also (of course) need your driver's license.
To help you always be prepared and ready for whatever life may throw at you, we’ve created the ultimate car survival checklist, complete with everything that you’ll need to help you along the road should you ever find yourself in a jam.
Winter gives many car owners a sense of pride as the days shorten and temperatures dip. There is no standing in the cold waiting for public transport, you have your own private heat source, and - in the case of 4x4 owners - ease of travel with your all wheel drive system.